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About The Co-Parenting Institute

At The Co-Parenting Institute, we provide a safe place for parents navigating post-separation challenges.

Over 45+ years in the family conflict space.

It’s our mission to empower divorced and separated parents who are in conflict with effective conflict resolution and communication skills so they can have better co- parenting relationships. This will foster a nurturing environment for their children so their children can thrive and have the same opportunities as any other children do.
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Sharyn Green-Arndt

FAMILY EXPERT

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Lisanne Iriks

Mediator, Coach, Educator

Extensive Experience for Separated Parents

Helping you to transform negative conflict and emotion into a hopeful path forward for your family.

Their vision is simple yet profound: to transform lives by eliminating the conflict that overshadows the well-being of parents and children alike.

Lisanne and Sharyn have worked between them for 45 years in the family conflict space.

They both have helped thousands of separated parents work through conflict. They have a vast knowledge of the challenges these families face dealing with complex issues. Having both seen over and over again first hand what ongoing conflict does to families, they are driven by a desire to assist families with simple strategies to assist them resolve issues in a helpful manner. They know these strategies work, because they have been using them in their respective practices for many years.

Imagine for a moment that the conflict you have with your ex would no longer be there and was resolved. What would life be like for you? Your ex and your children? The Turning Point course will provide you with the tools to assist you to make this vision a reality. These tools have been honed over many years of professional practice by Lisanne and Sharyn and are now available to assist you.
And that is why Turning Point and the CoOperate app were created. It is difficult to get appointments with an experienced therapist like Sharyn or an experienced mediator like Lisanne. Plus it is expensive. Turning Point allows more people to have access to experienced professionals and targeted content to help them to get their lives, and the lives of their children, back on track.

Success Stories

Feedback from our clients.

Discover the transformative journeys of individuals who have navigated their paths from high-conflict situations to growth and harmony. 

The skills and tools that I learned from participating in the workshop had an immediate impact on my personal life. Instead of avoiding conflict, I was able to turn around a very explosive situation and as a result, have a stronger relationship.

D.Palmer

Client

Thank you for a really informative and empowering session. You established a safe and open environment which allowed people to be open and vulnerable. The content was highly engaging and applicable to all areas… Thank you!

Anonymous

Client

It was unbelievable I was able to resolve the problem by applying every single thing you taught me on the same day. I used all that knowledge to drive the conversation and get the best possible outcome

M. De Leon

Client

“We have put together a resource that we truly believe will help you and your children. Congratulations on taking proactive steps to secure a bright and happy future for both you and your kids. We realise you are probably feeling over whelmed with what lies ahead at the moment. Let us guide you through by sharing strategies that have assisted many other families. You’ve got this.”

Sharyn

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Sharyn Green-Arndt

Family expert

Lisanne

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Lisanne Iriks

Mediator, Coach, Educator

Sharyn Green-Ardnt

Sharyn is a Family Expert with over 30 years experience working with families navigating their way through relationship breakdowns and separations.

She has extensive experience in the Family Court as a Court appointed therapist, and as such has vast experience working with high conflict situations.
Sharyn has a passion for supporting families to not only survive separation but come out the other side stronger and happier than ever. She is a firm believer that when parents know better, they do better, hence her commitment to educating parents about the research completed worldwide on how to ensure good outcomes for the children involved in a separation.

Sharyn has worked with families from all walks of life during her long career. She has been able to assist families navigate complex co-parenting issues and is not a one-size-fits-all practitioner. She has worked with families from most ethnic and cultural groups, members of the LGBTQPI community, neuro-diverse clients, clients dealing with trauma from abuse, parents navigating co-parenting when drug or alcohol use is a concern, and families where one parent is incarcerated.

The demand for therapists with Sharyn’s depth and breadth of experience is very high. Many parents can’t get access to advice or support from very experienced practitioners one on one in a clinical setting. This is the motivation for Sharyn stepping outside of her practice and into an online setting- she has a desire to assist as many families as possible to achieve better outcomes for parents and children

They both have helped thousands of separated parents work through conflict. They have a vast knowledge of the challenges these families face dealing with complex issues. Having both seen over and over again first hand what ongoing conflict does to families, they are driven by a desire to assist families with simple strategies to assist them resolve issues in a helpful manner. They know these strategies work, because they have been using them in their respective practices for many years.

Lisanne Iriks

Lisanne has vast practical experience in the fields of conflict resolution, coaching, and education.

Her career is marked by a commitment to fostering positive change and empowering individuals to reach their full potential and live lives free of conflict. Lisanne is committed to help people have more freedom, peace of mind and happiness.. Lisanne has worked with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Lisanne’s journey began in the realm of mediation, where she quickly emerged as a standout practitioner. Lisanne has worked with thousands of co parents in high conflict for over 15 years helping people to deal with and resolve complex issues.

Lisanne’s impact extends beyond mediation, as she seamlessly transitioned into the realm of coaching. Lisanne is a master practitioner in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) and timeline therapy. Recognizing the transformative power of individual development, she has dedicated herself to helping others unlock their full potential. Lisanne has coached co-parents for years and her style of coaching is marked by a unique blend of empathy, strategic insight, and a commitment to tailored solutions. Lisanne can hold space for people who feel vulnerable with empathy while also being straight and to the point to help people deal powerfully with their new reality and find a pathway forward.

Lisanne has taken her expertise to the educational arena to impact more people and teach people about conflict resolution, negotiation, and how to have better relationships. As an educator, she imparts not only practical skills in mediation and coaching but also instills a deeper understanding of the principles that underpin effective conflict resolution and personal development. Lisanne has been a lecturer at several universities teaching mediation and conflict resolution and runs workshops for corporate clients. Lisanne hosts her podcast “ Conversations to cut the conflict” where she teaches and inspires people to deal with conflict resolution effectively and negotiate for better outcomes.

Lisanne is in high demand and she wants to make a positive impact on as many separated parents as possible. Instead of helping one family at a time she would like to help many more, which is why she had partnered up with Sharyn and created Turning Point and the CoOperate app.